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|33k||Painting by Richard DeRosset of USS Gladiator, used in the book "Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy's Ocean Minesweepers, 1953-1994" by David Bruhn||David Bruhn|
|91k||.||Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.|
Ardent (MCM 12), Pioneer (MCM 9), Gladiator, and Warrior (MCM 10) at Peterson Builders.
|53k||6 March 1994.
Tied up at the Trident pier, Port Everglades, FL
|OS2 John Bouvia|
|81k||12 September 2005
Making preparations for Hurricane Rita
|221k||23 September 2005
In preparation of Hurricane Rita, mine countermeasures ships home ported at Naval Station Ingleside nest in a modified mooring. Ships present (left to right): Unknown, Scout (MCM 8), unknown, Sentry (MCM 3), Champion (MCM 4), Pioneer (MCM 9), Chief (MCM 14), Gladiator, Avenger (MCM 1) and Defender (MCM 2).
U.S. Navy photo 050923-N-4913K-006 by Fifi Kieschnick
|Robert M. Cieri|
|293k||c. January 2007
Corpus Christi, TX
Gladiator is slowly pushed into the submerged cargo hold of Military Sealift Command-chartered float-on/float-off ship MV Condock V. Condock V is transporting the ship from Ingleside, Texas, to Bahrain to avoid excess wear and tear on Gladiatorís engines. This is the seventh time MSC has orchestrated such a move.
Military Sealift Command photo
|410k||4 January 2007
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Gladiator sits on the deck of Condock V, a Heavy Lift Vessel contracted by Military Sealift Command (MSC), during a brief port visit while transiting the eastern Mediterranean Sea. MSC chartered Condock V after receiving a request to transport Gladiator from Texas to Bahrain. Moving the mine countermeasures ship in this manner prevents the wear and tear of an open-ocean voyage. Gladiator was loaded onto Condock V in early December in a process called "float-on," which is used for cargo too large to lift by crane.
U.S. Navy photo 070104-N-0780F-005 by Paul Farley
|Robert M. Cieri|
|203k||23 January 2007
Gladiator arrives in Bahrain. The ship was transported from Ingleside, Texas, aboard Condock V, a heavy lift vessel contracted by Military Sealift Command.
U.S. Navy photo 070123-N-6794Z-006
|220k||16 April 2007
An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to Helicopter Mine Counter Measure Squadron (HM) 15 participates in a mine sweeping exercise with Gladiator.
U.S. Navy photo 070416-N-6501M-003
|153k||27 August 2007
Mineman 2nd Class Jonathan W. Chiles points out a simulation mine on sonar to members of the media during a tour aboard Gladiator. Which was participating in mine countermeasure exercises with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG). BHRESG was conducting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. Navy photo 070827-N-5822P-053
|247k||27 August 2007
Steaming off the coast of Bahrain. Gladiator participated in mine countermeasure exercises with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG). BHRESG is conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment and complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts in regional nationsí littoral waters. Coalition forces also conduct MSO under international maritime conventions to ensure security and safety in international waters so that commercial shipping and fishing can occur safely in the region
U.S. Navy photo 070827-N-5822P-134
|666k||5 September 2009
Gladiator displays the U.S. flag as it conducts underway operations with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour
|254k||5 September 2009
The Royal Navy fleet auxiliary dock landing ship RFA Lyme Bay (L 3007) leads a formation of ships including the mine countermeasure ships Gladiator, USS Ardent (MCM 12), USS Dextrous
(MCM-13), the Royal Navy single-role minehunter HMS Grimsby (M108) and the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) during a training exercise. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility
U.S. Navy photo 090905-N-3165S-631 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour
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|02||LCDR Alfred Collins, USN||3 July 1995 - 12 December 1996|
|03||LCDR Richard Banks Landolt, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral||12 December 1996 - 28 February 1997|
|04||LCDR David Daniel Bruhn, USN||28 February 1997 - 5 December 1997|
|05||LCDR Jeffery Richmond Howlett, USN||5 December 1997 - 17 August 1998|
|06||LCDR Brian Joseph Shanahan, USN||17 August 1998 - 5 December 1998|
|07||LCDR Donald Dwight Hodge, USN||5 December 1998 - 1 October 1999|
|08||LCDR Brian Joseph Shanahan, USN||1 October 1999 - 13 January 2000|
|09||CDR Dominic (Dom) DeScisciolo, USN||13 January 2000 - 24 August 2001|
|10||LCDR Everett Scott Pratt, USN||24 August 2001 - 26 June 2003|
|11||LCDR Lyle David (Doug) Stuffle, USN||26 June 2003|
|12||LCDR Jeffrey Albyn Bennett, II, USN||2004|
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|19||LCDR Benjamin R. Nicholson, USN||.|
|20||LCDR Christopher J. Gilbertson, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and six Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals||.|
|21||LCDR Wayne P. Liebold, USN||2011|
|22||LCDR Horst Dieter Sollfrank, Jr., USN - Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal||2013 - 2 June 2014|
|23||LCDR Corey Odom, USN||2015|
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